IBM Cognos Analytics Author Reports with Multidimensional Data V11.0 French SPVC J4061FG

2 days


Contains PDF course guide, as well as a lab environment where students can work through demonstrations and exercises at their own pace.

This course is designed to guide report authors in building on their expertise with IBM Cognos Analytics by applying dimensional techniques to reports. Through interactive demonstrations and exercises, participants will learn how to author reports that navigate and manipulate dimensional data structures using the specific dimensional functions and features available in IBM Cognos Analytics.

This is a fully translated French course - all materials including the lab environment are provided in French. To see a translated overview of this course, visit


Report authors working with dimensional data sources.

Skills Gained

  • Compare dimensional and relational data sources
  • Understand dimensional concepts and reporting styles
  • Create reports using dimensional data items such as members, levels, and hierarchies
  • Focus reports using dimensional techniques such as edge filters, slicers, and filter functions
  • Navigate dimensional data structures using functions to find related members or comparison time periods
  • Create sophisticated measure calculations
  • Understand totals and aggregation
  • Analyze reports with drill-up and drill-down techniques
  • Configure advanced drilling behavior to support complex calculations and dashboard reports

Set up drill-through access from one data source to another


  • IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals (v11.0)
  • Knowledge of your business requirements

Knowledge of dimensional data

Course Outline

1. Introduction to Dimensional Concepts

  • Identify different data sources and models
  • Investigate the OLAP dimensional structure
  • Identify dimensional data items and expressions
  • Differentiate the IBM Cognos Analytics query language from SQL and MDX

Differentiate relational and dimensional report authoring styles

2. Introduction to Dimensional Data in Reports

  • Work with members

Identify sets and tuples in IBM Cognos Analytics

3. Dimensional Report Context

  • Understand the purpose of report context

Understand how data is affected by default and root members

4. Focus Your Dimensional Data

  • Compare dimensional queries to relational queries
  • Explain the importance of filtering dimensional queries
  • Evaluate different filtering techniques
  • Filter based on dimensions and members
  • Filter based on measure values

Filter using a slicer

5. Calculations and Dimensional Functions

  • Use IBM Cognos Analytics dimensional functions to create sets and tuples
  • Perform arithmetic operations in OLAP queries

Identify coercion errors and rules

6. Functions for Navigating Dimensional Hierarchies

Navigate dimensional data using family functions

7. Relative Functions

  • Navigate dimensional data using relative functions

Navigate dimensional data using relative time functions

8. Advanced Drilling Techniques and Member Sets

  • Understand default drill-up and drill-down functionality
  • Identify cases when you need to override default drilling behavior
  • Configure advanced drilling behavior to support sophisticated use cases
  • Define member sets to support advanced drilling

Define member sets to support functions

9. Set Up Drill-Through Reports

  • Navigate from a specific report to a target report
  • Drill down to greater detail and then navigate to target report

Navigate between reports created using different data sources

10. End-to-End Workshop

Review concepts covered throughout the course

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